JOHN VALLS STUDIO specializes in capturing the nuance and beauty of food. From farm to fork, with clients running the gamut of the restaurant and winery world. From white linen exposures plated by Beard award winning chefs, to urban exposed-rafter restaurants filled with handcrafted cool, all the way to the farms and vineyards that supply these restaurants with artisan delicacies, John Valls Studio specializes in capturing every part of the food cycle. John and Theresa are John Valls Studio. Whether they are working in the studio or in the field, Theresa unites the necessary elements for the perfect moment and John captures it flawlessly.
John shoots all forms of culinary exceptionalism. Upstart restaurants, renowned chefs, wineries, agencies and publishers have all relied on his honed intuitive sense to help discover every project’s true purpose. His vast experience in the studio and in the field help mold his client’s concepts, creating something unforgettable with each photograph.
Based in Austin, Texas
German, English, Spanish
Inti St. Clair is a lifestyle photographer. Hire her.
You’ll have a blast working with her—it’s hard not to when you’re
around her positive energy and infectious laugh.
You’ll get all the shots you need, plus many more that you didn’t
even know you wanted.
Want to get to know Inti better?
• Ask about life in a teepee.
• Ask about flying shotgun with the Blue Angels.
• Ask about the countries she’s explored (55 & counting).
• Ask about sheep shearing.
• Ask about the shoot that resulted in wedding bells & babies.
• Ask why her Boston Cream Pie is…infamous.
• Ask about swimming with sharks.
Kat Schleicher is a freelance commercial and editorial photographer. She was born on the coast of a great lake in Michigan, spent her childhood on a little farm in Central Illinois, lived next to a rice field in Japan, the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and the hills of Los Angeles. She currently resides in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where she and her husband are raising their two young children. She started her photography education at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio.
Stories are the reason I do what I do. Everyone has a story. Some are inspirational, some tragic. Stories can change the way we view the world around us and is why I have chosen to devote my career in the pursuit of storytelling. My love of cinema growing up and the stories narrated through the big screen have had huge influences in most of my work today.
Based in Copenhagen, Denmark
English, Danish, Thai
Martin Dyrlov´s work is characterised by keeping the motif in focus with clean photos, well balanced both in colour and composition.
Whether it´s a food shoot, landscape, lifestyle or portrait it´s the natural daylight "look" thats important to achieve. Born in Bangkok, living both in Asia and Europe he picked up his camera at the age of 13.
In Thailand he walked around the streets of Bangkok, photographing monks, temples, and food markets, for the postcard industry, and editorial travel essays.
After graduation high school in Bangkok in 1989, he travelled around South East Asia, then returned to Denmark to get an education in the photography business. Four years later, after working for leading photographers in Denmark, Martin established his own studio in Copenhagen, at the age of 24. Martin currently works for advertising, editorial and book publishing, which enables him to be very flexible in styles and looks.
Martin is newly based in Copenhagen center harbour area, where his lightning style is influenced by his daylight studio.
Chris’ interest in photography started with his sister’s camera and a sixth grade trip to Washington DC. After getting a taste of the big life on a greyhound bus, the road trips with camera in hand have continued to be a passionate part of Chris’ life. Wise choice! The road went thru Clemson, SC before traveling down I-85 to the Art Institute of Atlanta. A small business sprouted and Chris’ initial success in Architecture photography included a photo spread in Interior Design Magazine’s Top Ten.
His road took a u-turn when it led him to Sports Illustrated. They featured his NBA photography in a 12-page photo only spread and his business exploded. The photography road has never been the same with stops at the Grand Canyon, Oval Office, Super Bowl, the Acropolis, Indy 500, Sydney Harbour, NBA Finals, NY Skyscrapers, Las Ramblas, World Series and on any beach he can get his hands (with camera) on. His photography road now includes a diversity of subjects from architecture to athletes, from children to CEOs, and from fine art to resorts.
Based in West Hartford, Connecticut
Jane connects quickly with her subjects to get honest images with a range of emotion. She enjoys the collaborative process of a shoot, creating connections with her team and her clients. With an MBA from Boston College and a corporate background, Jane thinks like a business person with an artistic eye. She’s focused on understanding the marketing goals of every shoot and delivering the client’s message with clean, compelling images. Jane lives in West Hartford, Connecticut with her husband and business partner, Mike, and their two sons, Sebbie and Jude.
My name is Greg. I grew up in the South. I never say no to black coffee and chess pie. I know a little bit about a lot of stuff. Like how to tie a bowline, when to prune a rose bush and what makes a tasty rub. I like to pan-fry, sautee, bake, roast and grill whatever I can get my hands on. I married a woman who likes fast cars. Together, we have a couple of kids, a couple of dogs and a trailerful of outdoor gear that is mostly mine. I love my job because I get to meet people from all walks of life. I’ve photographed truck drivers, crabbers, mariachi and linemen. Robot makers, whiskey makers, fridge makers and nut pickers. Professional wrestlers, UN ambassadors, hall-of-famers and polka enthusiasts. Surgeons, CEOs, Air Force One pilots and brewers. Every person I frame up with my camera gives me a little more insight and a broader understanding of what it means to be a person living a life on this planet. Whether I’m telling the stories of real people or working with casting agents to gather the group you like, you can bet I’ll connect with whomever we have on the other side of my camera. Gimme a call and let’s go make some pictures!
Based in Los Angeles, California
In the beginning he aspired to smuggle gems from Sri Lanka and live on the island of Fatu Hiva where Gauguin painted. Instead moved to Micronesia and got lost for two years. Fell in lust. Slid down a coconut tree; very painful. Saw a blue moon. Was attacked by sharks but got lucky. Built houses, speared fish, Fell in love. Went home empty handed. Went to school, got bored then graduated. Lived in Mexico, fell in love, got drunk with a cartel hit man. Lived in Indian village, broke two ribs, lost all his money on a cock fight, got lost in a cave but now is found. Published widely acclaimed work. Made mama proud. Worked for newspapers. Worked for Sipa Press. Walked in the desert, got heat stroke, thought he saw God or Jerry Garcia. Recovered. Worked for Life, Fortune, Newsweek, National Geographic. Went to Cuba and smoked cigars. Fell in Love. Married in Havana. She saw him coming a mile away. Fortunate tragedy. Recovered. Worked for New York Times, Discovery Channel, Amgen, Target, etc. Worked in Latin America. Fell in Love with the wrong woman then Fell in love with the right woman Got Married, wife, kid, beagle and garden. The whole nine yards. Beagle ate the house. Likes tomatoes, green tea and bike riding. Most pressing question: "Are we living in a simulation.?"
As a Kansas City-based commercial and editorial photographer, Steve Puppe’s freelance assignments range from food and environmental portraiture, to healthcare, agriculture and corporate photography.
Living with his wife, two daughters and son outside the city, and with a studio in the Strawberry Hill area, Steve has stayed connected to the city where he’s spent much of his life.
Steve’s interest in photography, like his connection to his hometown, has deep roots. With a painter for a mother, he was exposed to art at a young age, taking every art class available to him. He flirted with the paintbrush and the pencil, but it wasn’t until he received a camera that he fell in love. From his first high school photo class, Steve knew what he wanted to do with his life. While still a high school student, he had the good fortune of working with Hallmark Cards, which paired him with commercial photographers, and paid for his film and photo trips.
Steve continued his photo studies at Kansas University, where he studied advertising and photojournalism. He also freelanced for Hallmark and commercial photographers on the side. Through Hallmark, Steve furthered his creative development, learning how to capture a diverse range of subjects from people to still life. He took that experience with him into a career in photojournalism, covering a variety of stories for notable papers. Eventually, Steve headed back to the studio, working as an in-house photographer at an ad agency. It was there that his degree in advertising gave came into play, giving him the insight to take on a wide array of clients and campaigns. Working as a graphic designer and photographer allowed Steve to take projects from conception all the way to the press check.
Fast forward and nowadays, Steve combines that commercial experience with photojournalistic story telling shooting for notable clients like Cerner, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Humana, Sprint, Nike, Google, AT&T, Chrysler and IBM. When he’s not out on assignment, he’s cooking up some Kansas City BBQ, or taking pictures of his family because when Steve’s taking a picture, he’s happy.
Photography is about telling a story and I’ve been doing it as a commercial photographer for over twenty years. Whether it be through one frame or a series of images, I love making photographs that speak about the subject. I’m drawn to location choices that complement a subject yet recede enough to allow the subject to dominate the image.
Since growing up in Houston, TX in my father’s printing company, I’ve always enjoyed the meticulous nature of my business. From operating an offset press at the age of 15, I learned the importance of quality craftsmanship that has remained an important aspect throughout my life. What I truly love about photography is both the technical and artistic sides. It’s the balance of both of these that create interesting images that resonate with the viewer.
In this day of digital media and our constant bombardment by visual clutter, it is so important to make imagery that tells its story in an elegant and unique way. Whether it’s a single still photograph or a series, I enjoy making images that successfully communicate my client’s vision.
I live in beautiful Grapevine, TX along with my wife Rebecca and our two kids… Noah (17) and Annalise (15).
I’m a location photographer based in Cleveland,OH and I provide the photography you need to illustrate your editorial publication, annual report, or brand campaign. I specialize in shooting everything from portraiture to the performing arts. During the past 30 years I have been a regular contributor to a long list of national publications which have included Business Week, Forbes, Fortune, Newsweek, The New York Times, and Reader’s Digest. In addition to editorial portraiture, architecture, and industrial photography I also provide photography services for The Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals of Cleveland. At night I am the house photographer for Great Lakes Theater Festival, Cleveland Play House, and the internationally renowned Cleveland Orchestra. I grew up in the editorial business.
I’m based out of Phoenix, Arizona but my work frequently takes me nationally and internationally. Most of my inspiration for the type of photography I’ve come to love is derived from my varied past. I grew up in a remote area of the Rocky Mountains where I then chose to backpack around the world, attend college at Columbia University in New York – where I lived for nearly 10 years – and have lived in HI, CA and NM. While Phoenix is where I currently reside, I always go back to the rural mountains of Colorado as my home. And also the South of France. I really like the South of France.
Based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Colin Lenton has spent the last decade with one of the best jobs in the world. Each day brings new and interesting people to photograph and the challenge of making the best photo in any given situation. Colin lives in the East Passyunk neighborhood of Philadelphia, just a block away from his studio at the Bok Building. Colin is comfortable on large and small productions, from startup businesses and non profits, to Fortune 100 companies and some of the world’s largest agencies. He enjoys working in his backyard, but also travels well. Colin welcomes any assignments in warmer climates between January-March.
Based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Cantonese, English, Indonesian, Japanese, Malay, Mandarin, Taiwanese Hokkien
Jeffry Lim is a professional photographer with over 25 years of experience covering more than 50 countries for his assignments. He has a strong track record of clients in the oil and gas, industrial and corporate sectors enabling him to offer a diverse photography service covering the sea, air & land including handling extreme outdoor conditions.
Based in Malaysia, Jeff is multilingual and he is very familiar with the Asian market landscape. He majors in aerial, industrial, offshore and marine photography, making him one of the most sought after specialists in this field. He is highly trained to manage specialized assignments and is fully offshore certified (including HUET, BOSIET, Mercury and H2S training).
His offshore and marine photography experiences cover a holistic process ranging from capturing shots of onshore refineries, setting up offshore platform in the shallow water and deep sea, oil exploration, construction, oil drilling, well test, platform construction, production to project commission and ship building. On the aerial front, he is conversant in drone photography, shoot on helicopter or plane and holds over 300 flying hours for assignments. He provides an all-round professional services include still photography, videography, time-lapse photography, aerial photography, industrial, offshore, onshore and marine photography.
My obsession with photography dates back to elementary school when I discovered
that the camera could carry some weight on the playground. Our house had a
darkroom which was not ventilated. The fumes, together with the Stones, Dylan
and Abba were intoxicating. It’s no wonder I spent most of my childhood there.
After 40+ years of shooting, my relationship with photography is healthier than ever.
I work to balance commercial assignments, personal work and pro bono work. I have
begrudgingly lived through the transition from film to digital. If I ran for president, my
platform would be the world needs fewer, better photographs and I would heavily fund
the ‘slow photography’ movement. Putting my time where my mouth is, I have adopted
a forgotten photographic process, the photogravure, and am deeply diving into its preservation.
Hilary is very supportive of my photogravure obsession. So much so that even when
she can’t sleep, she asks about it…
Ian is a freelance photographer and filmmaker.
In between editing and assignments, Ian MacLellan rock climbs, runs, canoes, surfs, bikes, and has been photographing a daily blog for the last six years. He loves photographing for magazines, websites, posterity, gigantic billboards, social media campaigns, and everything in between.
Commercial Clients: L.L. Bean, The North Face, Janji, Brooks Running, Huckberry, Boston Celtics, Boston Scientific, OmniPod, Tufts Health Plan, Audi, Land Rover, Mizuno, West Elm, Steward Health Care, Target, Hannaford Supermarkets, Museum of Science Boston, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, City of Boston, Brooklyn Boulders, Boathouse Group, and MORE Advertising, .
Editorial and Non-Profit Clients: Runner’s World, Nature, The New York Times, Orion Magazine, Trust for Public Land, Appalachian Mountain Club, Mass Audubon, Preservation Magazine, Popular Mechanics, Seattle Times, Entrepreneur Magazine, BuzzFeed News, Travel + Leisure, Genome, Law360, ChildObesity180, Tufts University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard Magazine, , and Canoe and Kayak Magazine.
Based in Johannesburg, South Africa
Ilan Godfrey (b 1980) is a South African photographer, who’s work explores the diverse social, political, economic and environmental currents that shape contemporary South Africa, giving viewers a broader, and at the same time, more deeply personal understanding of the country they live in but seldom truly gets to grips with. His photographic practice includes extensive research and focuses on issues that expose South Africa’s constantly shifting landscape, documenting the country with an in-depth and intimate conscience. By conveying through long-term, multi-layered projects a process of investigative narration with photography, he reveals varied aspects of societal change across the country.
Based in Los Angeles, California
It’s a simple story really.
California-raised, Los Angeles inhabitant whose life became consumed with… CREATING AND CAPTURING JOY!
Sabrina is known for her slice of life imagery, her talent for capturing "real people" and those in-between moments. Her emotional and candid images reveal much about her subjects as she captures whimsy, playfulness, and authenticity.
Rob Culpepper is a commercial photographer based in Birmingham, Alabama.
Please note that due to current Covid 19 restrictions, we are employing social distancing and common sense solutions to keep subjects and crew safe. Most of the work on this website was executed with a small number of people on set—sometimes just me and the subject, other times with a handful of people including Agency and Client representatives. Regardless of how Covid 19 affects future photo shoots, my work has always benefitted from small, intimate settings, and I look forward to delivering great creative regardless of the number of bodies on set.
Based in Essen, Germany
English, Spanish, German
I’m a corporate and editorial photographer, based in Essen, Germany. This is what I do: Shoot portraits of all kinds of people in offices, factories, on ships, in operation rooms, and wherever an assignment takes me. I get to see a lot of different people and places and I love it. Sometimes, I do travel photography too and get my share of fresh air. I like to compose my pictures thoroughly. My experience as a freelance photographer now counts 16 years. I work for magazines. agencies, and companies.
After attending Central Michigan University earning degrees in both fine art photography and psychology, followed by a three year stint working in finance, Sullivan headed south to Arizona where he turned his love of photography into a full-time occupation.
A visual storyteller and portrait seeker he aims to entertain at times yet find the true subject somewhere in all of it simultaneously, be it shooting celebrities, athletes, or the guy next door. Today, with far reaching clients, Sullivan is one of the most well respected photographers in the Phoenix Metro area.
His fine art has been shown in numbers galleries and museums around the states, including locally at the Phoenix Art Museum. Now, take the photographic world of Brandon Sullivan and fuse it with the illustrative world of Kyle Lane where collaborative designs burst through traditionally framed boundaries of visual storytelling. With their unique visual form that combines the most crucial aspects of each of their distinctive talents they are making an altogether integrated and innovative style now referred to as fotostration.
Sullivan works out of and co-owns Legend City Studios.
Based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
I am a seeker, an artist, a photographer, a father, a husband, a lover of all things eclectic, a listener, a cook, a marketer, a business person, an outdoorsman and voyeur. I’ve photographed everyone from CEOs to celebrities to industry leaders to politicians to the every day "regular" person for over thirty years. I’ve hung out of helicopters, staged robberies, worked with models in the Caribbean, negotiated access to rooftops in Times Square, and once took 46 flights to Europe in 6 months all for the perfect image. I love that commercial photography allows me to problem solve while collaborating with different people in different places every day. I knew I found “my thing” pretty early when I noticed the world falling away while I’m shooting – it’s magical. My work has been featured in national advertising, publications, billboards, annual reports, and more. I’ve also had numerous solo and group exhibitions of both my commercial and personal work, and I’m proud to have received national and international awards.
I am a Corporate, Advertising, Fine Art Portrait, and Wedding photographer based in Atlanta, Georgia. I started out as a documentary photographer in New York and evolved to shooting corporate and personal assignments that have an editorial and evocative style.
Much of my photography, whether it be portraits, corporate photojournalism or weddings, has an authentic, modern and intimate approach that has been very successful for the imagery I create for my clients.
I like street photography, American muscle cars, 60’s movies, and tropical locations. I love photographing people whether it’s in the studio, on location or in the street.
I’m available for assignment worldwide.
I love what I do. The challenge of making new and compelling images for my clients or for my personal work keeps me moving forward. And meeting new and interesting people is a great perk to any job.
I’m always inspired by travel to new locations and new ideas.
Starting out in Florida with an English degree, I then moved out to Boulder, Colorado, where I earned my MA in Journalism from the University of Colorado at Boulder. I might have also spent some time hiking and snowboarding while I was out there . . . .